'Indrani Mukerjea fell unconscious due to weakness, has a history of fainting'

Sheena Bora murder case key accused Indrani Mukerjea did not fell unconscious due to drug overdose or poison, but weakness, said IG of prison.

'Indrani Mukerjea fell unconscious due to weakness, has a history of fainting'

Mumbai: The Inspector General of Prisons Bipin Kumar Singh on Saturday said that the Sheena Bora murder case key accused Indrani Mukerjea did not fell unconscious due to drug overdose or poison, but weakness.

The prison IG was quoted as saying by PTI that Indrani had briefly stopped taking medicines and has a history of fainting.

"Prima facie it seems unlikely that she stored the drugs for several days and then ate all of it at one go. Also, we do not see any motive for a prison official to have helped her to attempt suicide.

"If that is the case, we will not hesitate to issue suspension orders for anybody who tried to help her attempt suicide," the official, who is privy to investigation headed by IG (Prisons) into the suspected drug overdose, had told PTI earlier.

"When these logical ways of the drug reaching her seem a very distant possibility, what we are focusing now is if somebody tried to poison her. The investigating officer is recording statements of everybody who comes in contact with Indrani in the jail, including prison officials, other inmates and cooks," the official had said on condition of anonymity.

43-year-old Indrani was admitted in JJ Hospital a week back after being taken from Byculla prison in an unconscious state.

Reports have also claimed that she too had denied taking any pills and had maintained that her health condition deteriorated because of her mother's death.

(With Agency inputs)

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